Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: April 3, 2012
There is need. And then there is Fate...Review:
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.
When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
Pure will leave you wanting for more. It will leave you speechless and breathless and all those other "Less" words. I couldn't put this book down, it was an amazing read and I never wanted it to end.
The cover is gorgeous! I love the blue swirls that go on around the cover. I found myself just staring at the cover when I got to an exceptionally good part.
The story line was amazing. I felt myself being dragged into the story and being immersed into the story. The way Jennifer Armentrout wrote was amazing. I found myself doing a happy dance when something really good happened and becoming pissed off when the bad stuff happened. I laughed, I cried, I smiled in joy, it was amazing!
Alex.. Alex.. Alex.. I love Alex. She is strong and stubborn. The things she has to deal with, no one should have to deal with. Yet, Alex gets through it all. She comes out stronger and moves on. She was just as irrational and crazy as she was in Half-blood, maybe even more so. All she was trying to do was get past the pain and move on with her life.
Then there's Aiden. I love the strong, powerful Aiden and the sweet, sensitive side of Aiden. But most of all, I love the kick-butt Sentinial version of Aiden. He cares about things more then he lets on, and when he does let people in, the sweetest things comme out of his mouth. I would kill for someone like Aiden, and for him to be the same species as me so we could date! :)
Of course we can't forget about Seth. Seth really makes the book a whole lot more interesting. Seth is like the male version of Alex. But he's maybe just a little more kick-butt. He's also got the elements on his side, which helps his case. He is a spit-fire that is hilarious and a little out of control.
All in All:
This is a book that everyone needs to pick up tomorrow. It is worth every second you spend reading. 5 out of 5 tacos! Well done Ms. Armentrout!
Favorite Lines: (Just some, others would be to spoilery)
"Lea go screw someone and tan, in whatever order."
"So your natural response is to throw an apple at her face hard enough to break a bone?"
"In our last training session he'd 'accidentally' hit me with a blast of pure energy and id 'accidentally' thrown a rock at his head."
"Perhaps I do have a problem with throwing things."
"Everyday is a struggle not to be like them."
"You're so unbelievably graceful. Should I kiss it and make it better for you?"
"I think Aiden wants to hang out with me."
"Aw did you fall?" "No.... I attacked the floor."
"Had everyone seen my files? Gah. I felt exposed."